Category Archives: Biodiesel

2010 Indy 500 Tech

Logistics One of the venues for the Indy series of races is Brazil.  So how do you move 54 race cars and all of the associated equipment to Brazil?  You pack two 747 aircraft with everything but the people.  Included … Continue reading

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The Economy Hits Racing

Big Changes in Racing It’s going to be a tough year for motorsports.  Honda has pulled out of Formula 1 and NASCAR had cancelled all testing for the off season.  It looks like multi-car teams may become a thing of … Continue reading

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We Don’t Need a Car Czar

Should a Car Czar Be Part of the Solution? We have seen the CEO’s of the “Big Three” show up in Senate hearings begging for financial assistance.  Once they traveled by corporate jet and the second time via hybrid vehicles. … Continue reading

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Like I Said – No Free Lunch

 I wish the facts were different, but the latest analysis of biofuels is not encouraging.  There was already concern as regards using food crops to produce ethanol.  It meant that the food prices for that crop would increase (it has), … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi RA – Rah, rah , rah!

Mitsubishi has given us a peek behind the curtain with their concept car the RA.  Is RA a name based on the ancient Egyptian sun god, or is it an acronym for RalliArt?  The first guess might mean that it … Continue reading

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2007 – A Look Back

 There had been rumors that the price of oil might climb as the year began.  Few really expected it to be any more than the usual seasonal rise as the road travel season approached.  After all, the refineries around the … Continue reading

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The World According to Jim’s Garage

While realtors are burying statues of Saint Joseph in the hope of making a house sell and the stock market and hedge funds are hanging on the hope that the Fed will drop the interest rate by a quarter of a … Continue reading

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